The Manager And Players

Sir Bobby Robson described this as his greatest Ipswich team. We celebrate the legendary manager and feature revealing and humorous in-depth interviews with each of the players who made ITFC history.

The Great Goals and Matches

Record appearance maker and captain at the time Mick Mills, selects his top ten goals and most memorable matches from the season. Find out what makes the shortlist.


UEFA Cup winners, adidas European Team of the Year and total domination of the PFA and Football Writers’ individual awards like never before or since.


Opponents, celebrities, players' cars, Escape to Victory and the home coming. There’s unique memorabilia from the Club’s archives and the book also features brilliant photography from the East Anglian Daily Times and Colorsport libraries.


Mel Henderson is a freelance sports journalist who writes for several national newspapers.

He was Ipswich Town’s first public relations officer for 10 years to 1984, coinciding with the club’s most glorious era. Mel witnessed all 66 matches during the incredible 1980-81 campaign and his duties that season included writing Sir Bobby Robson’s programme notes and acting as co-commentator on Radio Orwell as they brought Ipswich supporters news from their UEFA Cup excursions. He also worked for the Ipswich Evening Star, where he was chief sports writer, for 20 years.  

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